2024 NHL DraftPicks

2024 NHL Entry Draft | Round 1

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Aug 6 2023

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Erik Karlsson, Dillon Hamaliuk and 2026 3rd Round Pick from the San Jose Sharks for Mikael Granlund, Mike Hoffman, Jan Rutta and 2024 1st round pick (top 10 protected)

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Jul 9 2023

The Detroit Red Wings acquired Alex DeBrincat from the Ottawa Senators for Dominik Kubalik, Donovan Sebrango, a conditional 2024 1st round pick, and a 2024 4th round pick

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May 24 2024

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired a 2024 1st round pick (#18) and 2024 2nd round pick (#50) from the New York Islanders for a 2024 1st round pick (#20), 2024 2nd round pick (#54), and a 2024 2nd round pick (#61)

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May 24 2024

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired a 2024 1st round pick (#18) and 2024 2nd round pick (#50) from the New York Islanders for a 2024 1st round pick (#20), 2024 2nd round pick (#54), and a 2024 2nd round pick (#61)

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Mar 18 2022

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Brandon Hagel, 2022 4th Round Pick and 2024 4th Round Pick from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2023 1st Round Pick, 2024 1st Round Pick, Boris Katchouk, and Taylor Raddysh

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Mar 2 2023

The Boston Bruins acquired Tyler Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings for a 2024 1st round pick and a 2025 4th round pick

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Feb 2 2024

The Winnipeg Jets acquired Sean Monahan from the Montreal Canadiens for a 2024 1st round pick and a conditional 2027 3rd round pick

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Jan 31 2024

The Vancouver Canucks acquired Elias Lindholm from the Calgary Flames for Andrei Kuzmenko, Hunter Brzustewicz, Joni Jurmo, a 2024 1st round pick, and a 2024 4th round pick

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Mar 6 2024

The Edmonton Oilers acquired Sam Carrick, Ty Taylor and 2024 7th Round Pick from the Anaheim Ducks for 2024 1st Round Pick and conditional 2025 5th Round Pick

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Mar 19 2022

The Florida Panthers acquired Claude Giroux, Connor Bunnaman, German Rubtsov, and 2024 fifth round pick from the Philadelphia Flyers for Owen Tippett , 2024 first round pick and 2023 third round pick

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2024 NHL Entry Draft | Round 2

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Jun 6 2023

The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Kevin Connauton from the Philadelphia Flyers for 2023 1st round pick (#22) and 2024 conditional 2nd round pick

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Jun 27 2023

The Los Angeles Kings acquired Pierre-Luc Dubois from the Winnipeg Jets for Gabriel Vilardi, Alex Iafallo, Rasmus Kupari, and a 2024 2nd round pick

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Jun 24 2023

The Arizona Coyotes acquired Sean Durzi from the Los Angeles Kings for 2024 second round pick

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Sep 4 2021

The Montreal Canadiens acquired Christian Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes for conditional 2022 first round pick and 2024 second round pick

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Feb 26 2023

The New Jersey Devils acquired Timo Meier, Scott Harrington, Timur Ibragimov, Santeri Hatakka, Zachary Emond, and 2024 5th Round Pick from the San Jose Sharks for Andreas Johnsson, Shakir Mukhamadullin, Fabian Zetterlund, Nikita Okhotyuk, 2023 conditional 1st round pick, conditional 2024 2nd round pick and 2024 7th Round Pick

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Mar 7 2024

The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Jake Guentzel from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Michael Bunting, Vasiliy Ponomarev, Ville Koivunen, Cruz Lucius, a conditional 2024 2nd round pick, and a conditional 2024 5th round pick

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Jul 8 2022

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Tony DeAngelo and 2022 seventh round pick (#220) from Carolina Hurricanes for 2022 fourth round pick (#101), 2023 conditional third round pick, and 2024 second round pick

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Mar 1 2023

The Ottawa Senators acquired Jackob Chychrun from the Arizona Coyotes for 2023 conditional first round pick, 2024 conditional second round pick, and 2026 second round pick

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Jul 13 2022

The Washington Capitals acquired Connor Brown from the Ottawa Senators for 2024 second round pick

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May 24 2024

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired a 2024 1st round pick (#18) and 2024 2nd round pick (#50) from the New York Islanders for a 2024 1st round pick (#20), 2024 2nd round pick (#54), and a 2024 2nd round pick (#61)

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Compensatory Pick for not signing 2018 1st Round Pick Jay O'Brien
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Mar 5 2024

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Anthony Mantha from the Washington Capitals for a 2024 2nd round pick and 2026 4th round pick

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Feb 26 2023

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Tanner Jeannot from the Nashville Predators for Cal Foote, a 2025 1st round pick, 2024 2nd round pick, 2023 3rd round pick, 2023 4th round pick, and 2023 5th round pick.

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May 24 2024

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired a 2024 1st round pick (#18) and 2024 2nd round pick (#50) from the New York Islanders for a 2024 1st round pick (#20), 2024 2nd round pick (#54), and a 2024 2nd round pick (#61)

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Jun 29 2023

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired a 2023 2nd round pick (#51) from the Chicago Blackhawks for a 2024 2nd round pick and a 2023 6th round pick (#167)

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Jun 6 2023

The Los Angeles Kings acquired Ivan Provorov and Hayden Hodgson from the Philadelphia Flyers for Sean Walker, Cal Petersen, Helge Grans, and 2024 2nd Round Pick

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Feb 17 2023

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Noel Acciari from the St. Louis Blues for Mikhail Abramov, Adam Gaudette, 2023 1st Round Pick, 2023 3rd Round Pick, and 2024 2nd Round Pick

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Mar 21 2022

The Colorado Avalanche acquired Artturi Lehkonen from the Montreal Canadiens for Justin Barron and 2024 second round pick

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Mar 19 2022

The Boston Bruins acquired Hampus Lindholm and Kodie Curran from the Anaheim Ducks for Urho Vaakanainen, John Moore, 2022 first round pick, 2023 second round pick, and 2024 second round pick

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Feb 25 2023

The Winnipeg Jets acquired Nino Niederreiter from the Nashville Predators for a 2024 2nd round pick.

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May 24 2024

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired a 2024 1st round pick (#18) and 2024 2nd round pick (#50) from the New York Islanders for a 2024 1st round pick (#20), 2024 2nd round pick (#54), and a 2024 2nd round pick (#61)

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Oct 7 2022

The Vancouver Canucks acquired Riley Stillman from the Chicago Blackhawks for Jason Dickinson and a 2024 second round pick.

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Jul 26 2021

The Arizona Coyotes acquired Anton Stralman, Vladislav Kolyachonok and 2024 second round pick from the Florida Panthers for 2023 seventh round pick

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Feb 28 2024

The Calgary Flames acquired Artyom Grushnikov, 2024 2nd Round pick and 2026 3rd Round Pick from the Dallas Stars for Cole Brady (part of Christopher Tanev double retention trade)

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Mar 6 2024

The New York Rangers acquired Alexander Wennberg from the Seattle Kraken for 2024 2nd Round Pick and 2025 4th Round Pick

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2024 NHL Entry Draft | Round 3

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Feb 28 2023

The San Jose Sharks acquired Henry Thrun from the Anaheim Ducks for a 2024 3rd round pick

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Jul 7 2022

The Ottawa Senators acquired Alex Debrincat from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2022 first round pick (#7), 2022 third round pick (#39), and 2024 3rd round pick

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Jul 1 2023

The Washington Capitals acquired Joel Edmundson from the Montreal Canadiens for a 2024 3rd round pick and 2024 7th round pick

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Feb 28 2023

The Minnesota Wild acquired Marcus Johansson from the Washington Capitals for a 2024 3rd round pick

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Mar 3 2023

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Dmitry Kulikov from the Anaheim Ducks for a 2024 3rd round pick and Brock McGinn

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Mar 7 2024

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Joel Edmundson from the Washington Capitals for 2024 3rd Round Pick and 2025 5th Round Pick

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Feb 28 2023

The New York Islanders acquired Pierre Engvall from the Toronto Maple Leafs for 2024 third round pick

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Mar 6 2024

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Mikhail Vorobyov from the Calgary Flames for a 2025 1st round pick, 2024 3rd round pick, and Daniil Miromanov (part of Noah Hanifin double retention trade)

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Jun 28 2023

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Reilly Smith from the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2024 3rd round pick

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Mar 1 2023

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Teddy Blueger from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Peter DiLiberatore and a 2024 3rd Round Pick

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Mar 7 2024

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Anthony Duclair and 2025 7th round pick from the San Jose Sharks for Jack Thompson and 2024 3rd round pick

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Mar 1 2023

The Los Angeles Kings acquired Vladislav Gavrikov and Joonas Korpisalo from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jonathan Quick, conditional 2023 first round pick and 2024 third round pick

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Mar 20 2022

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Mark Giordano and Colin Blackwell from the Seattle Kraken for 2022 second round pick, 2023 second round pick, and 2024 third round pick

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Jul 28 2021

The Colorado Avalanche acquired Darcy Kuemper from the Arizona Coyotes for 2022 First Round Pick, 2024 conditional third round pick, and Conor Timmins

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Feb 23 2023

The Boston Bruins acquired Garnet Hathaway from the Washington Capitals for Craig Smith, 2023 1st Round Pick, 2025 2nd Round Pick, and 2024 3rd Round Pick

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Mar 8 2024

The Winnipeg Jets acquired Tyler Toffoli from the New Jersey Devils for a 2025 2nd round pick and 2024 3rd round pick

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Jul 7 2022

The Arizona Coyotes acquired Zack Kassian, 2022 1st Round Pick (#29), 2024 3rd Round Pick and 2025 2nd Round Pick from the Edmonton Oilers for 2022 1st Round Pick (#32)

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Jun 29 2023

The Dallas Stars acquired a 2023 3rd round pick (#79) from the Nashville Predators for a 2024 3rd round pick and 2024 6th round pick

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Feb 9 2023

The New York Rangers acquired Vladimir Tarasenko and Niko Mikkola from the St. Louis Blues for Sammy Blais, Hunter Skinner, conditional 2023 first round pick and conditional 2024 third round pick

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2024 NHL Entry Draft | Round 4

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Jul 28 2021

The San Jose Sharks acquired Lane Pederson from Arizona Coyotes for 2024 fourth round pick

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Jun 29 2023

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired a 2023 4th round pick (#115) from the Nashville Predators for a 2024 4th round pick

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Mar 18 2022

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Brandon Hagel, 2022 4th Round Pick and 2024 4th Round Pick from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2023 1st Round Pick, 2024 1st Round Pick, Boris Katchouk, and Taylor Raddysh

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Mar 3 2023

The New Jersey Devils acquired Curtis Lazar from the Vancouver Canucks for a 2024 4th round pick

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Mar 8 2024

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Erik Johnson from the Buffalo Sabres for a 2024 4th round pick

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Jul 9 2023

The Detroit Red Wings acquired Alex DeBrincat from the Ottawa Senators for Dominik Kubalik, Donovan Sebrango, a conditional 2024 1st round pick, and a 2024 4th round pick

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Aug 29 2022

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Adin Hill from the San Jose Sharks for a 2024 fourth round pick

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Mar 20 2022

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Nick Paul from the Ottawa Senators for Mathieu Joseph and 2024 fourth round pick

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Jan 31 2024

The Vancouver Canucks acquired Elias Lindholm from the Calgary Flames for Andrei Kuzmenko, Hunter Brzustewicz, Joni Jurmo, a 2024 1st round pick, and a 2024 4th round pick

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May 21 2024

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Ryan McDonagh and a 2024 4th round pick from the Nashville Predators for a 2025 2nd round pick and 2024 7th round pick

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Feb 28 2023

Edmonton Oilers acquire Mattias Ekholm and a 2024 sixth round pick from the Nashville Predators for Tyson Barrie, Reid Schaefer, a 2023 first round pick, and a 2024 fourth round pick

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Mar 6 2024

The Florida Panthers acquired Vladimir Tarasenko from the Ottawa Senators for a 2024 4th round pick and 2025 3rd round pick

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Mar 21 2022

The Dallas Stars acquired Vladislav Namestnikov from the Detroit Red Wings for a 2024 4th Round Pick

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2024 NHL Entry Draft | Round 5

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Mar 3 2023

The Montreal Canadiens acquired Nick Bonino and a 2024 5th Round Pick from the San Jose Sharks for Arvid Henriksson

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Feb 27 2023

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jake McCabe, Sam Lafferty, 2024 Conditional 5th Round Pick and 2025 Conditional 5th Round Pick from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2025 conditional 1st Round Pick, 2026 2nd Round pick, Joey Anderson and Pavel Gogolev

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Mar 8 2024

The Anaheim Ducks acquired Ben Meyers from the Colorado Avalanche for 2024 5th Round Pick

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Dec 15 2023

The Seattle Kraken acquired Tomas Tatar from the Colorado Avalanche for a 2024 5th round pick

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Mar 8 2024

The Calgary Flames acquired Nikita Okhotyuk from the San Jose Sharks for a 2024 5th round pick

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Nov 30 2023

The Vancouver Canucks acquired Nikita Zadorov from the Calgary Flames for a 2024 5th round pick and 2026 3rd round pick

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Nov 28 2023

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Anthony Beauvillier from the Vancouver Canucks for 2024 5th round pick

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Mar 21 2022

The Calgary Flames acquired Ryan Carpenter from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2024 Fifth Round Pick

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Mar 3 2023

The Buffalo Sabres acquired Jordan Greenway from the Minnesota Wild for 2023 2nd Round Pick and 2024 5th Round Pick

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Mar 19 2022

The Florida Panthers acquired Claude Giroux, Connor Bunnaman, German Rubtsov, and 2024 fifth round pick from the Philadelphia Flyers for Owen Tippett , 2024 first round pick and 2023 third round pick

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Mar 3 2023

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Tony Sund from the San Jose Sharks for conditional 2024 fifth round pick and 2023 seventh round pick

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Mar 6 2024

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Noah Hanifin from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2024 5th round pick

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Mar 3 2023

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Brendan Lemieux and a 2024 5th round pick from the Los Angeles Kings for Zack MacEwen

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Mar 7 2024

The Nashville Predators acquired Anthony Beauvillier from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2024 5th Round Pick

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Feb 26 2023

The New Jersey Devils acquired Timo Meier, Scott Harrington, Timur Ibragimov, Santeri Hatakka, Zachary Emond, and 2024 5th Round Pick from the San Jose Sharks for Andreas Johnsson, Shakir Mukhamadullin, Fabian Zetterlund, Nikita Okhotyuk, 2023 conditional 1st round pick, conditional 2024 2nd round pick and 2024 7th Round Pick

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Mar 21 2022

The Colorado Avalanche acquired Andrew Cogliano from the San Jose Sharks for a 2024 fifth round pick

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Mar 7 2024

The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Jake Guentzel from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Michael Bunting, Vasiliy Ponomarev, Ville Koivunen, Cruz Lucius, a conditional 2024 2nd round pick, and a conditional 2024 5th round pick

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Oct 8 2023

The Vancouver Canucks acquired Sam Lafferty from the Toronto Maple Leafs for 2024 5th Round Pick

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2024 NHL Entry Draft | Round 6

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Dec 15 2023

The San Jose Sharks acquired Jack Studnicka from the Vancouver Canucks for Nick Cicek and a 2024 6th round pick

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Mar 15 2024

The Ottawa Senators acquired Jamieson Rees from the Carolina Hurricanes for 2024 6th round pick

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Jun 27 2023

The St. Louis Blues acquired Kevin Hayes from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2024 6th round pick.

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Feb 28 2023

Edmonton Oilers acquire Mattias Ekholm and a 2024 sixth round pick from the Nashville Predators for Tyson Barrie, Reid Schaefer, a 2023 first round pick, and a 2024 fourth round pick

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Feb 29 2024

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Ilya Lyubushkin from the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2024 6th Round Pick

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Mar 8 2024

The Nashville Predators acquired Jason Zucker from the Arizona Coyotes for a 2024 6th round pick

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Jun 29 2023

The Dallas Stars acquired a 2023 3rd round pick (#79) from the Nashville Predators for a 2024 3rd round pick and 2024 6th round pick

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2024 NHL Entry Draft | Round 7

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Jun 29 2023

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Corey Perry from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2024 7th round pick

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Mar 6 2024

The Edmonton Oilers acquired Sam Carrick, Ty Taylor and 2024 7th Round Pick from the Anaheim Ducks for 2024 1st Round Pick and conditional 2025 5th Round Pick

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Jun 29 2023

The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired a 2023 7th round pick (#224) from the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2024 7th round pick

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Jul 11 2022

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Matt Murray, a 2023 third round pick and a 2024 seventh round pick from the Ottawa Senators for future considerations

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Mar 16 2022

The Calgary Flames acquired Calle Jarnkrok from the Seattle Kraken for 2022 2nd Round Pick, 2023 3rd Round Pick, 2024 7th Round Pick

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Mar 8 2024

The San Jose Sharks acquired Klim Kostin from the Detroit Red Wings for Radim Simek and a 2024 7th round pick

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Feb 26 2023

The New Jersey Devils acquired Timo Meier, Scott Harrington, Timur Ibragimov, Santeri Hatakka, Zachary Emond, and 2024 5th Round Pick from the San Jose Sharks for Andreas Johnsson, Shakir Mukhamadullin, Fabian Zetterlund, Nikita Okhotyuk, 2023 conditional 1st round pick, conditional 2024 2nd round pick and 2024 7th Round Pick

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Jul 2 2023

The Minnesota Wild acquired Patrick Maroon and Maxim Cajkovic from the Tampa Bay Lightning for 2024 7th Round Pick

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Jul 1 2023

The Washington Capitals acquired Joel Edmundson from the Montreal Canadiens for a 2024 3rd round pick and 2024 7th round pick

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Dec 8 2023

The New York Islanders acquired Robert Bortuzzo from the St. Louis Blues for a 2024 seventh round pick

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May 21 2024

The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Ryan McDonagh and a 2024 4th round pick from the Nashville Predators for a 2025 2nd round pick and 2024 7th round pick

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Mar 1 2024

The New Jersey Devils acquired Kurtis MacDermid from the Colorado Avalanche for a 2024 7th round pick and Zakhar Bardakov

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Jun 29 2023

The Nashville Predators acquired a 2023 7th round pick (#218) from the New Jersey Devils for a 2024 7th round pick

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Mar 7 2024

The Edmonton Oilers acquired Troy Stecher and a 2024 7th round pick from the Arizona Coyotes for a 2027 4th round pick

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Feb 22 2022

The Boston Bruins acquired Michael Callahan from the Arizona Coyotes for 2024 seventh round pick

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Mar 21 2022

The Edmonton Oilers acquired Brett Kulak from the Montreal Canadiens for William Lagesson, 2022 second round pick, and 2024 seventh round pick

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Mar 8 2024

The Florida Panthers acquired Kyle Okposo from the Buffalo Sabres for Calle Sjalin and a 2024 7th round pick

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The New York Rangers acquired a 2023 3rd round pick (#90) from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2023 3rd round pick (#91) and a 2024 7th round pick

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The NHL Entry Draft is an assembly of NHL franchises, during which teams take turns selecting the rights to amateur ice hockey players. Players are selected from junior or collegiate leagues, as well as professional European league players who meet the draft requirements two to three months after the previous season has concluded. For North American players to be eligible, they should have reached the age of 18 on or before September 15 of the draft year, and should be below 20 years of age before December 31st. For European and international players, the age range is between 18 and 21 years of age.

NHL Draft History

The first NHL Draft was held on June 5, 1963 in Montreal. During this time, the conference was called the NHL Amateur Draft, because only players between 18 and 20 years of age from non-professional leagues were eligible. The title was eventually changed to NHL Entry Draft in 1980, when professional players (from age 18 to 20) from the defunct World Hockey Association (WHA) joined the league through the draft, with the exception of Wayne Gretzky, who came to the NHL undrafted as part of an agreement for WHA teams to bring over a limited number of players.

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Throughout NHL draft history, there have been many changes in the draft lottery format. From 1963 up to 1994, draft order was determined in reverse order of the team standings, so the team that finished last during the previous season was allowed to make the first pick. In 1995, the NHL changed the way the draft selections were awarded. All non-playoff teams would be entered in a lottery, and the winner would move up by as many as 4 picks. The chances of winning the lottery weighed heavily on the teams at the bottom of the regular season standings. In 2013, the NHL made another alteration to the draft lottery process. Instead of allowing the lottery winner to move up by 4 draft spots, the winner would now move all the way up to the number one spot. Recently, in 2016, the NHL draft lottery format was modified once again. This time, the top 3 picks were all drawn through the lottery, instead of simply holding a lottery for the first overall pick.

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